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WATCH: Fitness Influencer Defends Her Trip To Dubai Amid The Pandemic

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

02:40 27 Jan 2021


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Influencer Sheridan Mordew talks to Phillip & Holly

This Morning's Phillip and Holly caught up with fitness influencer Sheridan Mordew for a chat on the show this week.

She spoke about her job, and how it's, "essential," for her to be in Dubai while the UK is in lockdown.

 

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Social media influencers have been facing major backlash online for travelling despite the pandemic.

Many of them are blaming trips to sunny destinations on work, and this isn't sitting well with the general public.

One such influencer, is fitness guru Sheridan Mordew.

 

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She told Phillip and Holly that she flew out to Dubai for business.

Sheridan explained that she's a personal trainer, and because of the pandemic, the gyms are closed.

For that reason she, "took [her] online business over to Dubai."

 

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Sheridan's been doing online fitness programs from her apartment in the city.

Phillip pointed out that she could be doing the same thing from her home in the UK.

"You don't have to be in Dubai to do that, it looks like most of the fitness stuff is inside."

 

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Sheridan went on to explain that the move to Dubai was mainly for the sake of her mental health.

She said a lot of her clients depend on her to bring them motivation and happiness.

And the only way she could see herself doing that, was by hopping on a plane to Dubai.

 

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Sheridan believes she's, "increasing people's mental health"

Holly pointed out that the rules on travel don't take into account your mental health.

She said the only reason you are allowed to travel is if you're working and it's essential.

Sheridan responded by saying she believes her work abroad right now is, "increasing people's mental health."

 

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Holly however, argued that her posts do quite the opposite for those struggling amid the pandemic.

Elsewhere in the interview, Phillip asked Sheridan if she's worried she'll lose followers because of her decision to travel.

She replied, "It's all down to your happiness."

 

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The influencer continued, "Personally, I wasn't happy."

"When I was sitting in the house, mentally I didn't feel like I could be bothered to do anything..."

She added that others would jump at the opportunity if it was presented to them.

Meanwhile, Laura Anderson has apologised to everyone she upset by travelling to Dubai amid the pandemic.

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